Friday, 7 May 2010

Songbird Central

Or in other words, Linford Reserve.
Popped in at lunchtime as there had been reports of a singing Nightingale. Nik Maynard was already there and Paul turned up a few moments later.
Birds were singing everywhere: Garden Warblers, Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs, and then yes the unmistakeable sound of the master... Nightingale.
It was as if all the other birds had risen to the challenge. The songbirds X-Factor. Obviously there was only one winner, but the others were putting on a very good show.
There was one very unreal moment when it seemed someone had turned off a switch and every bird went silent for maybe 10 seconds or so and then out of the quiet a Wren sang out at the top of his voice as if to declare himself the winner.
We didn't actually see the Nightingale, but who cares ! the song is good enough on it's own.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great moment Rob.
    Songbirds X Factor, love it lol